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Awesome Apps and Sites for the Arts

Art in the 21st century cuts across so many disciplines: art, music, theater, dance, design, digital creation, and much more. Use these terrific tools to empower your students so they can express their ideas in fresh new ways.

Easy Music - Give kids an ear for music Publisher: Edoki
Music-exploration app offers great balance of play and guidance
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity Publisher: iMagine Machine LLC
Collage-maker teaches symbolism and revs up creativity
Grades Pre-K-6
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
Piano Maestro by JoyTunes Publisher: JoyTunes
Great sharing features help parents, teachers support piano practice
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Piano Practice with Wolfie Publisher: Tonara Ltd.
Stellar piano practice tool supports reflection, persistence
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Codeable Crafts Publisher: Benesse
Animate stories with accessible drawing tools and coding blocks
Grades K-3
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Night Zookeeper Drawing Torch Publisher: Wonky Star Limited
Charming digital creation tool with fun prompts and a bit of magic
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
ArtsEdge Visit Website: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
Impressive cross-curricular resource helps put the A in STEAM
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MetKids Visit Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/metkids/
Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art
Grades 1-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MoMA Art Lab Publisher: MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Interactive projects, cool prompts, and famous works inspire creation
Grades 1-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Wizard School Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Curated videos and creative challenges ignite active learning
Grades 2-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5
Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing Publisher: Canva Pty Ltd.
Create snazzy designs in seconds with flexible, cloud-based tool
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
iMovie Publisher: Apple
Pro-quality HD movie maker is easy enough for beginners
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
iTooch Music Publisher: eduPad
Charming visuals, challenging quizzes build solid musical knowledge
Grades 6-9
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
123D Sculpt+ Publisher: Autodesk
Easy-to-use 3-D sculpting app works well on tablet, mobile
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Generator Visit Website: http://generator.acmi.net.au/
Well-rounded, hands-on intro to filmmaking
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Noteflight Visit Website: http://www.noteflight.com
Safe, collaborative space for creating and sharing original music
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
The Orchestra Publisher: Touch Press LLP
Stellar interactive features bring classical music vibrantly to life
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $13.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 3
Animoto Visit Website: http://animoto.com/
Snazzy video slideshows a snap to create
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Animoto Video Maker Publisher: Animoto Inc.
Slick video-slideshow tool lets kids tell stories and share them
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Google Art Project Visit Website: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
Massive online global collection makes art accesible to all
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Autodesk Sketchbook Publisher: Autodesk Inc.
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Procreate
Impressive, pro-level digital art tool great for experienced students
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
ArtStudio - Draw, Paint and Edit Photo Publisher: Lucky Clan
Easy, amazing art with high-quality lessons, creation, and sharing
Grades 9-12
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4